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Fiji Medical Elective

Hi,

I am a penultimate year medical student trying to organise my elective for next year and am hoping to go to Fiji or somewhere similar. Has anyone done their elective there or another pacific island and do you have any advice / contact details for organising it. Any help much appreciated!

Thanks!
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I haven't personally gone to Fiji or any Pacific island for a medical elective, but I can try to provide you with some information that may be helpful in organizing your trip.

One option you might consider is contacting your medical school's international office or exchange program coordinator. They may have information about partner institutions or organizations in Fiji or other Pacific islands that accept medical students for electives. They may also be able to provide guidance on the application process, visa requirements, and other logistical details.

You might also try reaching out to medical schools or hospitals in Fiji directly to inquire about elective opportunities. Here are some institutions that you could contact:

Fiji National University College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: https://www.fnu.ac.fj/
Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Suva: https://www.moh.gov.fj/hospitals/colonial-war-memorial-hospital
Lautoka Hospital: https://www.moh.gov.fj/hospitals/lautoka-hospital
Labasa Hospital: https://www.moh.gov.fj/hospitals/labasa-hospital

It's also worth noting that some organizations offer medical volunteer opportunities in Fiji and other Pacific islands. While these may not be formal electives for credit, they can still provide valuable clinical experience and cultural immersion. Here are a few organizations to consider:

Projects Abroad: https://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-destinations/pacific/fiji/
Volunteer Service Abroad: https://www.vsa.org.nz/where-we-work/pacific/fiji/
International Volunteer HQ: https://www.volunteerhq.org/volunteer-in-fiji/

I hope this information helps you get started in organizing your elective in Fiji or another Pacific island. Good luck!
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